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The Comebacks

2008-03-31 14:03
What it's about:

Champ Fields is known as the unluckiest coach in the history of sports. After being forced into an early retirement, he's given one last shot at greatness. Unfortunately, Champ is hired to coach The Comebacks, a talentless, slightly deranged college football team with a laughable roster and an even worse record. Armed with questionable morals, and weak players, Champ sets out to bring this team of losers together and make the impossible happen, win a game. The Comebacks spoofs such classic sports movies including Rocky, Remember the Titans, Friday Night Lights, Field of Dreams, Stick It and Blue Crush just to name a few.

What the critics say:

"Someone should tell these guys you can't score a touchdown throwing lateral passes."
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"The Comebacks is probably the worst movie that's sludged across my professional eyeballs – worse than Daddy Day Camp, Baby Geniuses 2, and BloodRayne."
Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly

"An exceptionally lame genre parody that plumbs depths of ineptitude heretofore charted only by the marginally less abysmal Date Movie."
Joe Leydon , Variety

"The dialogue in The Comebacks is bereft of lines that trigger even a snicker."
Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail

"One of those parody movies that presume that merely making reference to another film constitutes a joke."
Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
An out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships.

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